Originally Posted by JDowns
I am self taught on the road. I find translate.google.com more useful than Spanish primers for the phrases I need like ┐Puedo acampar en su terreno? (can I camp on your land?)
And fellow ADVriders will help fill in the slang in their ride reports if you read enough of them. You won't find chinga, puta and mierda and all the other useful slang on Rosetta learning tapes.
Great RR as always. Your photos of Puerto Angel and Monte Alban brought back a lot of fun memories. What I wanted to expand on, though, was your ease and use of languages. For instance,the time we walked into a motel on Vancouver Island and the owner/clerk was talking on the phone to his son in his own language, trying to ignore two dusty, bug spattered motorcycle bums. You immediately started talking to him in Korean. He did a double-take like he couldn't believe what he'd just heard. Where did that come from? Self taught.
Have fun, keeping on riding, J&A